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Xenochroa fulvescens Warren
Carea fulvescens Warren, 1912, Novit. zool., 19: 44.
obliquifascia Prout, 1928, Sarawak Mus. J., 3: 498, syn. n.
Carea rubiginosa Roepke, 1935, Zool. Meded. Leiden, 18: 275, syn. n.
Carea rubiginosa javana Roepke, 1935, Ibid., 18: 275, syn. n.
Carea obliquifascia Prout; Holloway, 1976: 25.
Xenochroa fulvescens Warren; Kobes, 1997: 117.


Xenochroa fulvescens

Diagnosis and taxonomic note.
The forewing is obscurely marked, variegated brown when worn, but with more distinctly transverse, diffuse vinous bands when fresh; the holotype of obliquifascia is worn, with rather oblique darker shading remaining. The hindwings are pale to medium rufous brown. The male genitalia are generally as in the preceding species, distinguished by the aedeagus vesica where the cornuti form an extensive row relatively dorsally, variable in size, with some smaller ones dispersed slightly ventrally from a row of longer ones. The holotypes of all three full species brought into synonymy have genitalia of this form. The specimens attributed to rubiginosa by Kobes (1997) appear to be referable to X.
plesiogramma Prout. The Kei “syntypes” of fulvescens referred to by Kobes (1997) have not been located but are no longer associated with the holotype in the series in BMNH. It is evident from the original description that their association with fulvescens was tentative.

Geographical range. Sundaland, ?Kei Is.

Habitat preference. The species is rare in Borneo but possibly more frequent in the lower montane zone. In recent surveys singletons have been taken at: 350m in lowland forest of the Ulu Temburong, Brunei; from 1000m on G. Mulu; from 1200m on G. Kinabalu; from 1200m in stunted hill forest on Bukit Monkobo, Sabah. The holotype of obliquifascia is from Mt. Matang (no altitude) in Sarawak.

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